THE ALLURE OF THE REGENCY - Shannon Donnelly. A last look at the fascinating era of the Regency
and how it's been kept it alive for over two centuries through books and film.
LETTERS FROM A LADY - Marilyn Clay. Letters from Lady Sarah Spencer, the eldest daughter of Sir George John
Spencer, the 2nd Earl Spencer and Lady Lavinia Bingham, to her grandmother and brother, Robert. Lady Sarah tells her grandmother
and brother about meeting the queen, attending parties and the opera, making social calls whilst in the country and
a horse racing scandal.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS - Shannon Donnelly. A closer look at the division
of duties between the Lord and Lady of the house and the duties and responsibilities of the servants. Food buying and
cooking, preparation of medicines; the grounds, etc.
THE FATHER OF MODERN ART - Marilyn Clay. The life of one of the most prolific and prosperous artists
of the Regency era: J. W. M. Turner. His early childhood interest in art, his mistrust of people, women in particular;
his trips to Europe; the family he had with his housekeeper, the unusual circumstances of his death.
REGENCY-ERA EVENTS from September and October during the Regency years.
ARTISTS OF THE 18TH CENTURY - Marilyn Clay. Comparing Sir Joshua Reynolds to Thomas Gainsborough.
When each man lived and died. Who they painted. Why their temperaments collided.
GREAT DIARISTS OF THE REGENCY - Cheryl Bolen. The stories of those who so accurately recorded their
lives and the events that shaped them. The Greville Memoirs, Fanny Burney, Lady Mary Coke, The Creevey Papers, others.
Which memoirs can be found in their entirety today on the internet.
REGENCY-ERA EVENTS from July and August during the Regency years.
THE GREAT GEORGIAN GAMBLING EPIDEMIC - Cheryl Bolen. Where they gambled, what they gambled, how much they
won and lost. Infamous losers.
STEALING HAPPINESS - Marilyn Clay. Shoplifting among the wealthy. Possible causes. The consequences.
Some famous cases and their punishment.
REGENCY-ERA events from May and June during the Regency years.
LADY JERSEY and LADY JERSEY - Mary Ellen Frasier. Clearing up the confusion about which Lady Jersey
is which! Anecdotes about both, and pictures.
STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFER-PRINTED WARE - Marilyn Clay. A "new" printing process developed in England during
the last quarter of the eighteenth century for printing images on fine china dishes. Examples shown.
LESSER-KNOWN REGENCY PERSONALITIES - Melissa Frederick. Read about a couple more lesser-knowns: Lord
Bloomfield and General Thornton, aka The Waltzing General. Find out why and how he earned that nickname.
Some REGENCY-ERA EVENTS in MARCH and APRIL 1802 - 1816.
PREPARATIONS FOR AN IMPORTANT ASSEMBLY - reported by a Young Lady. The preparation necessary for a young
lady to attend her first ball at Almacks with special emphasis on the use of her fan; lessons taught to
her by her Mama.
DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE - by Ashley Warrington. What happened after a loved one departed this world
during the Regency. Actual accounts of deaths and funeral customs and ceremonies taken from diaries and journals
of famous Regency-era people.
SOME REGENCY-ERA EVENTS IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY from 1811-1820.
SETTING UP ONE'S SELF AS A MISTRESS...or, how London's Cleverest Courtesans Beat the Men of the Ton at their
own Game by Jo Manning. The author of My Lady Scandalous tells up how some of London's famous courtesans managed
WOMEN AT SEA by Marilyn Clay. (Part three) The true-life story, much of it in her own words, of
Mary Lacy, a young woman who dressed herself as a man and took to the sea in the late 18th C.
LESSER-KNOWN REGENCY PERSONALITIES by Melissa Frederick. We're all familar with the Beau, Nelson,
Byron and Wellington, but how many of us are on a first-name basis with Mrs. Beaumont, Lord Deerhurst and Lord Alvanley?
REGENCY-ERA EVENTS in November and December in the 1800s.
GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE by Cheryl Bolen. One of the most well-known and best loved women
of the Regency period. This article looks at her life, marriage, her children--both by her husband and her lovers--and
the strange, but loving, relationship between herself, her husband and another woman who also bore children by Georgiana's
WOMEN AT SEA by Marilyn Clay. (Part two) This installment looks at actual accounts of real women who
disguised themselves as men and went to sea. Accounts of how they lived on board ship without revealing their true identity
DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING? A humorous fictional conversation held at a Regency-era ball in which
the characters use little-know cant phrases, with the meanings provided at the end.
WOMEN AT SEA by Marilyn Clay. (Part one) This installment looks at two of the three categories
of women who took to the sea during the age of sail: Prostitutes; and wives and daughters of warrant officers.
Actual accounts of women who lived aboard British naval vessels during the Napoleonic conflict. Their duties, how they
passed the time, marriage and giving birth.
WHO'S DOING THE WORK? by Judith Laik. Women and children who laboured in England's mills and
factories. Leaders of the reform movement. How and why things changed.
THE SIMPLE LIFE by Amanda McCabe. The life of a courtesan; excerpts from Harriette Wilson's Memoirs;
background of other famous courtesans such as Sophia Baddeley, and Elizabeth Armistead, who ended up marrying well.
DEFINING AN ELEGANT WOMAN in 1811 by Melissa Frederick. What she wore, how she conducted herself,
her style, jewelry and ornaments, what clothes were appropriate for each season.
DEATH BY HANGING by Marilyn Clay. Crimes perpetrated during the Regency by women. Passing bogus
"Fleet Notes." A case of forgery, a prostitute sentenced to death; a woman convicted of child-stealing; a twenty-two
year old cook sentenced to death for attempting to poison her employer's family with tainted dumplings.
THE RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY MURDERS by Lynn Collum. An in-depth accounting
of England's most horrific Crime of the Century. Names, dates, suspects, the investigation, the trial.
WHEN WORSE COMES TO WORST by Marilyn Clay. The amazing origins (Lord Byron, Maria Edgeworth, Wellington,
Sir Walter Scott, and other Regency-era writers) of many of our most popular cliches.
REGENCY RECIPES by Melissa Frederick. From lip balm to freckle remover, a tonic for nervous disorders
and much, much more. How to make them, how to use them. How our Regency cousins removed a corn or eased
the pain of a toothache.
POUNDS & PENCE IN THE REGENCY - by Emily Hendrickson. What they paid for food and clothing in
town, in the country, in the military.
SARA COLERIDGE: WIFE OF AN OPIUM EATER - by Cheryl Bolen. Bio of the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge; how
his opium addiction affected his married life. Sara's tolerance of his addiction, where they lived, children, love-life.
A BIT MORE ON REGENCY MONEY and A LITTLE TALLOW HISTORY - by Marilyn Clay. Slang terms for English coins.
Chefs who sculpted with tallow and butter in the early 19th C.
THE SELF-CONSCIOUS COLLECTOR - by Victoria Hinshaw. The Prince Regent's favorite artists, the type of art
and furniture he procured for his various palaces and residences. Henry Holland, William Beechey, others.
LONDON'S PLEASURE GARDENS - by Jennifer Edwards. A look at London's most famed pleasure gardens through
the eyes of those who visited them during the Regency period.
NO BEEFSTEAK FOR BREAKFAST - by Marilyn Clay. What travellers to English inns and public houses ate
for breakfast and dinner; their observations and opinions of the English people.
CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING - an authentic recipe contributed by Susan Wagner.
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S ORDEAL - by Elena Greene. The problems Princess Charlotte encountered and her death during
childbirth. The recovery period after a woman gave birth, churching, expenses of christening.
TAH MAHAL: MONUMENT TO LOVE - by Louise Bergin. The legendary story behind the Taj Mahal. Why
it was built, length of time to build it, why and when it fell to ruins. Why the British resurrected and preserved its
SPRING OF PEACE, SPRING OF WAR - by Shannon Donnelly. Paris in 1803. Terms of the Peace treaty disintegrate,
war breaks out...again; English travelers in Paris arrested and imprisoned.
SPRING OF PEACE & OF WAR - by Shannon Donnelly. Part one. Paris in 1802, after the Peach of Amiens.
What the English did when they descended on Paris once peace had been established.
DRESSING THE REGENCY DANDY - part two. By Gaelen Foley. Types of breeches, pantaloons, etc.; cravats,
wedding suit, morning frock coats, riding coats, great coats, hats, more.
AN INTERESTING CONDITION - part two. By Elena Greene. Preparations for childbirth, labor and delivery,
medical instruments used.
AN INTERESTING CONDITION - by Elena Green. What it was like for a woman to be pregnant during
the Regency period. Male mid-wives, special diets, type of exercise allowed, her clothes. Part one of two.
DRESSING THE REGENCY DANDY - by Gaelen Foley. An explanation of gentlemen's clothing; glossary of terms,
hairstyes, shirts, shirt collars, underclothes, his jammies, more. Part one of two.
WHAT DID THEY DO - by Louise Bergin. What guests at a typical country house party did to amuse themselves
during the Regency. What they ate, times for meals, types of indoor and outdoor activities.
PLUMBER'S PROGRESS - by Marilyn Clay. History of the water closet, drainage and sewers;
types of water closets in use during the Regency; toilet furniture, more.
THE DEVIL'S OWN - by Melissa Frederick. English origins of common phrases, such as: Piping
Hot, Hue and Cry, Takes the Cheese, Red Tape, Hurry Up, Go to the Dickens, Gone Batty, By Hook or by Crook, many more!
THE SELF-CONSCIOUS COLLECTOR - by Victoria Hinshaw. Prinny's taste in art, furniture, architecture;
his rebellion against anything his father favored.
ALBANY: Bachelor's Quarters in Regency London - by Cheryl Bolen. History of this
elegant mansion in London. When it was built, by whom, how it became
home to many of the world's most famous literary persons.
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES - by Ashley Warrington. List
of foreign words and their meanings; for use in Regency or historical novels.
CHARLES AND MARY LAMB - by Marilyn Clay. A bio of this famous Regency-era pair. Article
covers their early and later life; Mary's insanity, Charles' writing.
CIRCULATING LIBRARIES - by Annemarie Hasnain. All about subscription and circulating libraries
during the Regency. Types of books found, description of the libraries, other items available at libraries, where they
were located in cities and the country, fees to borrow, number of books offered, titles, more.
MY LADY SCANDALOUS by Jo Manning. Part three of the series on the life of Grace Dalrymple
Elliot; her release from prison, return to England, reception there, her death.
PISTOLS AND DUELING IN ENGLAND by Shannon Donnelly. Early types of guns, description of,
firing, mis-firing, dueling pistols. Some famous duels, murder trials, more.
A BRIEF LOOK AT THE 1814 PEACE CELEBRATIONS by Amanda McCabe. The festivities celebrating
the 1814 Peace Treaty in London; who attended, what happened.
A HIGHWAYMAN CAME RIDING - by Gail Ford. True accounts of those swashbuckling Georgian
and Regency-era highwaymen such as Dick Turpin, Maclaine, Plunket, Captain Tom King, Swift Nick, and others.
LONDON'S CATHEDRALS, ABBEY'S & CHURCHES - by Victoria Hinshaw. Part Two: A continunation
of the descriptive look at some of the Regencys most impressive churches and cathedrals.
A SOLDIER'S EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE PENINSULA - by Amanda McCabe. Part Two: Buying
commissions; supplies, recognition, fighting, more.
GREEN BAG TRAVELERS - by Emily Hendrickson. What a Regency-era traveler would see
on a cross-country trip in England. Notes on scenery, inns, land lords, the countryside, great houses and road conditions
written by an actual 19th C. Green Bag traveler. Also canal boats and more.
LONDON'S CATHEDRALS, ABBEY'S & CHURCHES - by Victoria Hinshaw. In part one of this
series, we are given a descriptive look at some of the Regency-era's most impressive churches and cathedrals.
Covered this time are St. George's Hanover Square, St. James's, and Westminster Abbey.
WHAT'S IN A REGENCY? - by Blair Bancroft. A comprative study of the differences between
the traditional Regency romance novel vs. the Regency-set historical novel. Differences in length, money earned in writing
both, publishers, humor, language, drama, style, manners, and common mistakes found in both types of novels.
THE FANCY - by Shannon Donnelly. All about the Regency's famous pugilists. Gentleman's
Jackson's Boxing Salon, famous boxing champions. Illustrated with picture of bare-knuckle boxers in the ring.
TAKE TWO LEECHES AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING - by Sherrie Holmes. The uses of leeches in
Regency-era medicine. Leech farms, harvesting, modern-day uses begun in the 1800s.
COCK FIGHTING IN THE REGENCY - by Amy Garnett. Where Regency gentlemen conducted cock fights,
price of admission, pic of a cock fighting chair.
THE SCOTTISH DANCE - by Gail Ford. Story of "The Ecossaise"-- a Scottish dance with
Russian and French connections.
MY LADY SCANDALOUS - by Jo Manning. Part two. Bio of the infamous Grace Dalyrmple Elliott,
another of the Prince Regent's mistresses. Part two focuses on Grace's life in Paris during the Reign of Terror.
LOVE AND WAR - by Marilyn Clay. True stories of courageous women who followed their men
to war during the Napoleonic conflicts. Where they lived, conditions and descriptions of the camps, women
and children who were captured by the French; remarrying on campaign after a husband was killed.
THE RELUCTANT SAILOR - by Lynn Collum. How the Royal Navy "recruited" men to
serve; Press Gangs (the official Impress service). Pressing on merchant ships, and in America. True stories of
men who were pressed into service.
MY LADY SCANDALOUS - by Jo Manning. Bio of the infamous Grace Dalyrmple Elliott, another
of the Prince Regent's mistresses. Her marriage, divorce, her lovers, life in Paris and birth of her daughter by
the Prince of Wales.
SEEING STARS: THE RISE OF THE GRAND AMATEUR - by Regina Scott. Regency ladies and gentlemen
who were fascinated with the stars, the rise of astrology, Royal Astronomers, telescopes, planets discovered during the
Regency; comets & more.
THREE ELIZABETHS & ANOTHER MARIA: The Women He Loved - by Marilyn Clay. More bios on
more of the women the Prince of Wales loved before, during, and after his famous marriage(s).
WILLIAM SMITH, THE FATHER OF ENGLISH GEOLOGY - by Victoria Hinshaw. Fascinating account
of the man who published the map that changed the world.
A SOLDIER'S LIFE ON THE PENINSULA - by Amanda McCabe. Tells us about the Infantry, the
Cavalry, division of duties in the Royal Army, horses, weapons, training and more.
CORINTHIANS, DANDIES, RAKES & YOUNG BLADES - by Shannon Donnelly. What distinguished
a Corinthinan from a Dandy and a rake. Bios of a few of the more famous Regency Corinthians. Their clothes, clubs,
A REGENCY PLUME INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA METZGER - Questions answered by the popular Regency romance
author. Barbara tells us about a typical writing day, her first sale, how she conceives and writes a book.
RIVER RACING & OTHER PLEASURES - by Gail Eastwood. Colorful history of the river Thames
in London, festivites, "floats", races on England's other rivers.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - by Marilyn Clay-Traweek. How a young man who had little money during
the Regency got along. What annunities and investments paid then. What happened when he could not pay his creditors.
DINING IN STYLE - by Emily Hendrickson. The proper rules for a dinner party during the
Regency; foods served in each course, protocol for lords and ladies entering the dining chamber, the removes, wines, coffee,
after-dinner drinks and entertainment; calling on one's hostess afterwards. A bit on balls.
FANNY BURNEY - part two; by Cheryl Bolen. Fanny's account of the King's malady; her marriage,
birth of her son, married life, her death.
CONSERVATORIES, ORANGERIES, GREENHOUSES - by Victoria Hinshaw. History of, description
of most famous; fruits grown during the Regency.
UP, UP, AND AWAY! - by Lynn Collum The colorful history behind hot air ballooning;
which began in France and spread to England.
THE DIARY OF FANNY BURNEY - by Cheryl Bolen. An overview of the life of Fanny Burney, her
literary accomplishments, her life at Windsor Castle; part two to follow.
TATTLEBROTH and GOSSIP: Peeking Inside the Lady's Magazine -by Elizabeth Boyle. Interesting
and amusing marriage and death notices which appeared in an 1801 issue of this Regency-era magazine.
MARY DARBY ROBINSON - by Marilyn Clay-Traweek. The story of Mary Darby Robinson, who most
historians agree was the Prince of Wales' first mistress. Much of this account of Mary's association with the Prince is in her
MISCELLANY ON LONDON - by Jennifer Edwards. Excerpts from various letters and journals
written in the early 19th C. regarding hackney coaches, Almack's, English weather, shops, invitations.
THE DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE -by Amy Garnet. A biographical sketch from La Belle Assemblee
regarding the marriage of Lady Elizabeth Foster to the 5th Duke of Devonshire in 1809, with additional commentary on her life.
COKE OF NORFOLK - by June Calvin. Bio. of Thomas W. Coke, MP, agriculturist, the
man who "won the war with a ploughshare."
PERILOUS JOURNEYS - by Melissa Frederick. Accounts of coaching accidents, patent safety coaches.
Leaders, wheelers, blind horses; perils of riding on top.
IN A WORD - by Marilyn Clay. Origins of Regency-era words; word list and dates of first usage.
RETURN TO NATURE - by Alissa Baxter. Influences on Regency folk to enjoy simpler life;
art, conservatories in country homes.
ELEGANT & PLENTIFUL - by Shannon Donnelly. Regency menus, food preparation,
foods eaten, meal times.
THOROUGHBRED OF ENGLISH SPORTS - by Cheryl Bolen. Horse racing courses, when held, who attended.
CRIME & PRISON REFORM - by Sheila Roberson. Crimes punishable by death, reformers, prison
REMEMBERING PRINCESS AMELIA - by Kathy Hammel. Life and death of the much-loved youngest princess.
THE HARP-PLAYING GRANDMOTHER - Pt. 2 in series - by Marilyn Clay. Lady Jersey's love affair with
the Prince Regent.
BABES IN ARMS - by Melissa Frederick. History of London's Foundling Hospital; how infants
were named, admittance requirements, who took care of babies, fund raisers, more.
STYLISH HORSES - by Shannon Donnelly. Favorite Regency types
for hunting, riding, racing & carriage ponies.
SEA-TO-SEA WALKING TOUR - by Martha Kirkland. The path across England then and now; famous inns
and description of landscape along the way.
SWEET LASS OF RICHMOND HILL - First in a series on "The Women He Loved"- by Marilyn Clay. The
Prince Regent marries Maria Fitzherbert.
REGENCY MEDICINES - by Amy Garnet. The subtle difference between a doctor and a surgeon.
REGENCY-ERA CHILDREN'S BOOKS - by Marilyn Clay. Different types published during the Regency,
titles, dates, more.
300 YEARS OR REPRESSION - by Jo Manning. History of Catholic emancipation in England.
GEORGETTE HEYER - by Mary Fahnestock-Thomas. Heyer's mysteries, personal anecdotes, other
THE REGENCY POST - by Shannon Donnelly. History of British postal system, chart showing
cost to mail a letter from different parts of the realm, "franking" explained.
FROST FAIR OF 1814 - by Dorothy Compton. Amusements on the frozen Thames, handbills printed, booths
set up, deaths, more.
ENTERTAINERS AT SADLER'S WELLS - by Marilyn Clay. History of famous spa, who entertained, cost
to drink waters, detailed description of grounds.
WEDGWOOD:Potter to the Queen - by Amy Garnet. Studios where Wedgwood was an apprentice.
Types of china made, decoration, costs to produce & buy.
A WIFE FOR THE IRON DUKE - by Sheila Roberson. Wellington's marriage to Kitty Packenham.
FORGERS & BANK ROBBERS - by Marilyn Clay. Regency bank note forgers, embezzlers, ways
forgers were apprehended, punishments.
VICTORY AT SEA - by Victoria Hinshaw. Tour of Nelson's flagship. Facts about.
SEASONS IN AN ENGLISH MEADOW - by Martha Kirkland. Vegetation found on a walking tour in winter.
MY LADY'S KNICKERS - by Maureen Mackey. Types & history of ladies underwear.
A MERE MORTAL - by Melissa Frederick. A personal view of Napoleon, the man. His
clothes, personal habits, illnesses, cures, Josephine.